Apr 12, 2013
This is an interesting description of Lamentations.
“Lamentations is a reality show set among the carnage of a burned-out city. There is no sugarcoating, no holding back—and no happy ending. The grotesqueness of human suffering on display in the scroll’s five laments rivals the blood and gore of any blockbuster disaster movie, and places it outside the boundaries of general church audiences. Lamentations is adult-only material and way beyond the comfort zone of worshipers seeking breathing space from the tragedy of their own lives.”
Kandy Queen-Sutherland, “Teaching/Preaching the Theology of Lamentations,” Interpretation 67 (2013): 184.